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Diagnostic Reading #49: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

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More news from RSNA17 in this week’s summary.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: rates of diagnostic imaging use are rising; economics, quality and regulations determine value of imaging; radiologists who use AI will replace radiologists who don’t; most subspecialist radiologists are generalists most of the time; and the potential impact of cinematic 3D rendering.

Rates of diagnostic imaging use on the rise – AuntMinnie

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After years of steady decline, usage rates for noninvasive diagnostic imaging in the Medicare population have begun to rise again, according to research presented at the RSNA 2017 conference.

RSNA 2017: Economics, quality, tech regulations determine value of imaging – Health Imaging

What determines value in medicine will differ based on specialty, but what should radiologists consider when trying to maximize value in imaging? In an RSNA presentation, three experts discussed these key factors that drive value: the economics of information, measuring imaging quality, appreciation of quality progress, and the regulation of new imaging technology by the FDA.

RSNA 2017: Rads who use AI will replace rads who don’t – Health Imaging

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay in radiology—and so are radiologists, according to a Stanford physician. He supported his case with recently published research showing that radiology ranks above average in relation to other specialties when it comes to dealing with levels of clinical complexity. Will AI ever replace radiologists? “I say the answer is no—but radiologists who use AI will replace radiologists who don’t,” he said.

Read the related blog on AI and its impact on radiology by Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, on Everything Rad.

Most subspecialist radiologists are generalists most of the time – Health Imaging

More than half of U.S. radiologists that practice mainly as generalists dedicate one-third of their work hours to a single subspecialty, according to a study published in Radiology. These findings might have ramifications for reimbursement as CMS’s Quality Payment Program works to develop quality metrics based largely on subspecialty-level activities.

Radiology at the Movies – Radiology Today

Cinematic 3D rendering is a new reconstruction technique that provides images in striking detail. This technique creates a more lifelike image than obtained with volume rendering or maximum intensity projection. A new and complex algorithm at the core of 3D rendering is responsible for enhancing image quality. Cinematic 3D rendering was recently approved by the FDA for clinical use.

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